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New Cancer Switch Discovered By Duke Medical Center Pharmacologists

...ar "safety key" that normally holds cell growth in check -- has been reported by Duke University Medical Center pharmacologists. The discovery, reported in the Nov. 1 issue of Genes & Development, is one of three different advances described by the scientists in October and November, all of which point tow...

Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida

...ns. Forest owners throughout North Florida need to check their stands and begincontrol measures if they spot the voracious beetle, said entomologist JohnL. Foltz, of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and AgriculturalSciences. The Southern Pine Beetle can be a costly pest, Foltz said. A recenthi...

'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data

...tations allow users to proofread their entries and check their identifications. Dynamically generated maps of species distributions will be created using the geographic information systems (GIS) software. Financial support for construction of BirdSource comes, in part, from a matching grant by the David a...

Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders

...xhibiting anabrupt onset of OCD or tic symptoms to check the young people for strep, and ifstrep is present to treat it with penicillin. In some cases, OCD or tics willabate when a child is treated for strep throat, she said. The researchers described their trait marker, D8/17, in the January issue ofthe...

Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast

...h Carolina,as in many parts of the country, should check themselves for ticks if theyhave been walking in tall grass and woodsy areas. "Ticks are ubiquitous in the Southeast and people who live herehave to find a balance between being suspicious of the ticks they come acrosswithout being alarmed," she say...

Conservation Biology Clearinghouse, Engineering Design Tutor

...rate problemsfor students to hone their skills and check the answers, but will adapt constantly to theuser's abilities and provide feedback for both students and teachers. Furthermore, thesystem, which first will be developed for use in a structural engineering course as wellas a circuit design course at R...

Liquid Crystals Light Up Simple Chemical Test

...echnologycould allow a crime scene investigator to check quickly for illegal drugsor explosives. Rural health-care workers could do bedside blood tests. Airor water pollution could be detected on-site. Pharmaceutical developerscould quickly screen large numbers of drug candidates for desired qualities. Ab...

Births Of Rare Lemurs At Duke Primate Center

...rant's name and address andsent -- along with a $5 check -- to ATTN: Aye-aye, The Duke University PrimateCenter, 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, N.C. 27705. The winner will be decided on June 1, and will receive a free tour ofthe center and have his or her photo taken with the baby aye-aye....

Eviction From Scum Home Makes Disease-Causing Microbe Vulnerable

...oratory, arenowned center for biofilm research, to check the gene'spossible role in biofilm formation. "We could get quite subtle in our approach to bacteria,"says Costerton, who runs the MSU biofilm center. "We're used tokilling them. Now perhaps we could just disrupt or manipulatethem." The sci...

Poetically Timed With Spring, Budding Yeast Yield Possible Insight Into Male Fertility--And Infertility

...led "check point" protein called Rad17. Normally, check point proteinsplay the invaluable role of stalling further cell development when there areindications of damage, until repair has taken place. If a precursor cell's DNAhas somehow accumulated damage during meiosis, for instance, Rad17 will hold offo...

Jellyfish Help To Make Sugar Smarter

...with other gene markers, and enables scientists to check more samples for the best results at a far lower cost. The jellyfish gene is also a trailblazer, opening the way for the use of genes that will add value and quality to Australia's sugar production or help reduce its environmental impact through ...

New Airway's 'Smarts' Ensure That Patients Get Plenty Of Oxygen

...ing conventional X-rays, butthese can't be used to check the airway until the patient reachesa hospital. Paramedics and emergency physicians got their first glimpseof the new endotracheal tube at last summer's annual meeting ofthe National Association of EMS Physicians. "There was a greatdeal of inter...

Press Events At Spring Meeting

...ou want to know about the subject at hand. Please check in the Press Room frequently for updates or changes to thisschedule and any changes pertaining to the meeting itself. Several previous media advisories about Spring Meeting may be accessed on theAGU Web site: http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/media.html ....

Cancer Test May Offer High-Risk Groups Quick, Affordable Screening For Tumors

...est that may allowdoctors to regularly and quickly check for early cancers in patients at risk fordeveloping cancer due to genetic or environmental factors. The test temporarily slows DNA production in cancer cells, causing someelements of DNA to accumulate in the blood. When these materials are e...

Sentinels Of The Sea

...to dump waste in deep-ocean trenches-far harder to check that ithasn't seeped from its containers into the sea. Now, though, colonies of glowingbacteria offer hope. When they sense pollution in the water around them, theyget dimmer. "Our idea is that it's like a deep-sea canary," says William Jones...

Virginia Tech Biologists' Discoveries Could Help Target Cancer Treatment

...ter into a program ofdifferentiation." The check for the continued research was presented by Connors and SusanGreger and David Atkins, corporate directors of the Corporate Office of Scienceand Technology at Johnson & Johnson, at a program at the Fralin BiotechnologyCenter at Virginia Tech on Thursd...

HIV Patients Often Experience Viral "Breakthrough," But May Still Remain Healthy, San Francisco Study Finds

...hers did not intervene in the patients' therapy or check ontheir compliance with the prescribed treatment but simply followed theirprogress, recording their viral load test results and T-cell counts every fourmonths. They also monitored the patients to see if they developed anyAIDS-defining illness during...

Allergy And Asthma-Exaceberating Mites, Molds And Pollens On The Rise Due To El Niño . . . La Niña

...thma or allergy episodes. After hiking,be sure to check children for any signs of allergic reaction(e.g. hives or skin reaction due to Poison Oak). People who are very allergic toPoison Oak can develop not only skin problems, but also respiratory problems. While simple steps like these can help head off...

System Offers Breath Of Relief To Workers

...g diseases. In the latter case, the monitor could check a patient'sbreath for abnormally high compounds associated with diseases such as lungcancer and an inflamed pancreas. A field test earlier this year at the Toxic Substances Control ActIncinerator in Oak Ridge, Tenn., checked workers for expos...

Largest Study Of Twins Shows Delay In Language Acquisition Has Strong Genetic Component Among Children At Low End Of Developmental Scale

...n wordsthat 2-year-olds use. Parents were asked to check off specific words that theirtwins use. Children at age 2 have a huge variety in their vocabulary, ranging fromthose who speak no recognizable words to those who already use all 100 on thelist. The average number of words produced from the ...

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